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Luftwaffe
Im Focus

Edition No. 1

 

 

Start-Verlag

 

 

S u m m a r y

ISBN: 3-9808468-0-6
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 40 pages plus covers;.
Price: Price in USA - USD$10.00 (postage included) from Eagle Editions
Price for German purchasers - 8,70 Euro (postage included) from Start-Verlag
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Great photo coverage across a broad range of subjects; helpful captions; well-presented format; includes rare colour photographs
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended for Luftwaffe fans

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 1 is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstRead

 

Luftwaffe Im Focus is a new magazine-style publication that will be issued three times per year.

Edition No. 1 is presented in portrait A4 format, with a soft cover and 40 pages (plus covers). The paper is heavyweight and glossy. The publication is laid out attractively and professionally..

As the name quite accurately implies, the subject matter for this new series of books is the Luftwaffe in WWII. The core of the series is photographic coverage. Most pages feature two photographs each. This uncluttered approach means that the photos are quite large, with plenty of detail visible. Many of the photos have not appeared before, and there is a good mix of crashed and operational specimens across the whole spectrum of Luftwaffe aircraft.

 

 

The centre section of the book includes eight pages of luxurious colour wartime images. The colour photos in particular provide a unique insight into the real appearance of these aircraft.

The first Edition is logically structured, with chapters dedicated to Fighters, Destroyers, Dive Bombers, Reconnaissance aircraft, Transports and Gliders, Tails, Emblems, Captured Aircraft Portraits and a Photo-Essay.

The full text and captions are both provided in German and English.  The captions are quite helpful, with details about units and locations where that information is available.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Luftwaffe aficionados will be very interested in the photos in this book, especially the rare colour reproductions.

Whether your interest lies in Luftwaffe fighters, bombers or other aircraft types, Luftwaffe Im Focus will have something for you!

Recommended.

Thanks to Start-Verlag for the review sample.


Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 1 is available online from
Eagle Editions at their website
and, for German purchasers, from the Start website



Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
All Images Copyright 2003 by Luftfahrtverlag-Start (used with permission)
This Page Created on 13 March, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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